How to Fix Windows 10 Application Error 0xc000007b?

If you have upgraded your system to Windows 10, mark my words you are going to face many disrupting errors or issues.

The message with error code 0xc000007b is one such problem.

Why the Error 0xc000007b Occurs?

This error is an application orientated error. Generally, when you run a 64-bit application on a 32-bit system or vice-versa, this predicament is bound to happen. There will be a cross-compatibility issue and the application will not be able to handle the incompatible OS environment.

The article here is all about helping you to resolve this particular issue. No need to worry, just read the simple and direct guidelines explained below.

Solution 1: Delete System Files to Fix the Problem

Quite often certain system files are generated while installing the new OS. Removal of these specific files will automatically clear the obstacle for the applications to run. And the error wouldn’t show anymore.

The guideline is given as follows:

Step 1. Use “Win + R” key combination to bring the “Run” search panel. Type “C:\Windows\System32” command and hit “Enter”. You will directly enter the System32 folder in your local disk C:\.

Step 2. Now within this folder, delete all the files starting with xinput_ initial, for instance, xinput_1.dll, xinput_2.dll, xinput_3.dll, and many other files with the same dll extension.

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NOTE: Remember don’t delete any other files other than the one mentioned, or else it would severely damage your system.

Step 3. Once these files are deleted from the System32 folder, delete them once again from the trash can to get rid of them permanently.

Now you can check running the applications that were previously displaying the error issue.

Solution #2: Enable Administrator Rights

According to many users, if you do the permanent setting of running a utility with admin rights, it would not bother the application with compatibility benchmark and the error message will not appear. And that’s what we are going to do here. Just read the step guideline and you will know it:

Step 1. To begin with, right-click the app icon that you want to open up without any error display.

Step 2. Choose “Properties” option from the context menu and click on it.

Step 3. As soon as the Properties Windows pops up, go to the “Compatibility” tab and check the “Run this program as an administrator” box.

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Step 4. Click “Ok” to apply the change.

Now try running the program, and hopefully, the intervening error message would not pop up anymore.

Solution #3: Run Check Hard Disk Command

The problem could be rooted deep into your hard disk as well. There could be some corrupt file or any program that might be interfering with your application launch compelling the error message to appear.

If you doubt that, then follow the procedure given below:

Step 1. Press “Windows + R” key combination and as soon as the “Run” search box appears, type “Cmd” and hit “Enter”.

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Step 2. This will open up the command prompt black box before you.

Step 3. Enter the following command and hit “Enter”:

chkdsk c: /f /r

NOTE: You can choose any other drive that you plan to check for the errors. Here we have only mentioned the local disk only for your understanding.

Solution #4: Re-install your Program

As we have discussed this matter earlier in the article, whether your application is 32-bit or 64-bit matter highly for its proper launch. Thus reinstalling the program according to the exact version of the OS and the program itself might solve the issue.

Just do the following steps:

Step 1. The first thing to do is to uninstall the program.

Step 2. Next, go to the Control Panel section, and click “System” and “System Type”  and the details regarding your system OS will be shown before you.

Step 3. Check here for the OS version, whether it is a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.

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Accordingly, download the program once again with the same version, i.e, 32-bit for 32-bit or 64-bit for 64-bit version.

Hopefully, this approach will fix the error 0xc000007b.


If you just do the simple things mentioned in this article, the problem will be rooted out of your system. But if it is persisting, then better try re-installing the Windows 10 freshly one more time.

You can also take a piece of expert advice if things start to go off the charts consequently.

Keep visiting our website to know more about Windows errors and their relevant solutions.

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